Police & Community Relations Team

The Hood River Police Department’s Police & Community Relations Team is an informal group of local citizens who provide input to the Chief of Police on local issues. Members must either live inside Hood River city limits, or own or operate a business within the city limits. The group meets once per month to discuss agenda items from the Chief and items from panel members.

To get involved, complete the application found here or call the Hood River Police Department business office at 541-387-5256. Drop off or send applications to HRPD at 207 Second St, Hood River OR 97031.

Constitution
The Hood River Police Department’s Police & Community Relations Team is an informal group having monthly meetings. It is advisory only with no oversight authority. It should broadly represent the community with members from different neighborhoods, different business districts, and other community representatives. Members must either be residents of, or owners or managers of businesses in, the City of Hood River.

Vision
The Police & Community Relations Team is an open and objective forum offering guidance to, and collaboration with, the Hood River Police Department in its effort to effectively deliver services in a manner that is responsive to the community.

Mission
The mission of the Police & Community Relations Team is to positively interact with the Chief of Police to offer community perspective on Hood River Police Department’s delivery of services.

Goals
The Police & Community Relations Team will:

  1. Offer and discuss specific concerns facing neighborhoods, businesses, or the community;
  2. Discuss ways the Hood River Police Department can overcome or manage various operational challenges;
  3. Help the Hood River Police Department prioritize its service delivery;
  4. Help mobilize the community in solving community problems as they relate to law enforcement.